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Indicia of Innovation — California

R&D Expenditures in the State

A detailed look at the colleges, universities and research organizations, their expenditures, the sources of funding, and the domains where they are spending money in the State.

Institutions

A look at the institutions and businesses forming the State's scientific presence.

Expenditures at California Higher Education R&D Institutions

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Higher Education Research and Development Survey, FY 2012.
The breakdown of R&D expenditures in the state and the source of the funding.
US Rank Institution All R&D Expenditures Federal Government State & Local government Institution Funds Business Nonprofit Organizations All Other Sources
  All institutions $65,774,524 $40,130,460 $3,704,365 $13,673,539 $3,281,809 $4,033,233 $951,118
5 University California, San Diego 1,073,864 656,891 54,974 118,616 73,443 112,971 56,969
6 University California, San Francisco 1,032,673 559,329 36,401 160,711 59,557 127,679 88,996
8 University California, Los Angeles 1,003,375 539,054 46,780 174,526 51,311 101,999 89,705
9 Stanford University 903,238 636,348 36,465 80,878 62,918 79,074 7,555
20 University California, Berkeley 730,348 338,759 54,973 137,894 92,103 86,601 20,018
21 University California, Davis 713,292 358,577 59,920 156,550 40,392 64,699 33,154
30 University Southern California 623,544 443,842 18,576 100,648 28,353 32,125 0
54 Scripps Research Institute 398,673 309,471 9,288 44,490 22,691 12,733 NA
62 California Institute of Technology 365,243 326,701 909 9,559 9,372 12,968 5,734
67 University California, Irvine 350,030 206,985 18,315 54,811 23,456 34,622 11,841
91 University California, Santa Barbara 233,883 136,352 8,385 36,860 21,740 24,662 5,884
120 University California, Santa Cruz 155,516 94,222 3,920 28,855 8,546 15,123 4,850
127 University California, Riverside 135,494 63,821 9,402 39,420 8,083 8,151 6,617
130 Naval Postgraduate School 132,450 127,049 231 4,181 372 142 475
149 San Diego State University 92,867 56,797 6,024 25,980 283 3,635 148
176 University California, Office of the President 65,627 1,048 29,662 27,092 0 7,726 99
222 San Jose State University 34,727 24,153 4,600 4,344 556 1,065 9
236 Loma Linda University 31,772 24,884 1,124 3,818 1,452 434 60
238 San Francisco State University 30,291 17,075 1,543 9,598 120 1,955 0
239 California State University, Northridge 29,491 24,837 1,957 1,703 13 917 64
257 University California, Merced 22,656 11,052 3,370 6,627 449 567 591
259 California State University, Fullerton 22,222 12,440 3,777 4,961 247 645 152
267 Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science 20,580 19,733 0 847 0 0 0
284 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 17,412 10,125 2,433 1,997 1,528 1,313 16
286 California State University, Long Beach 16,446 13,690 1,354 16 1,045 341 0
302 California State University, Sacramento 14,053 5,663 5,300 1,295 661 1,134 0
323 Claremont Graduate University 10,350 8,875 100 900 50 425 0
332 Humboldt State University 9,510 3,588 2,377 1,779 761 1,005 0
336 California State University, San Bernardino 9,303 7,251 1,737 NA 84 231 0
349 California State University, Fresno 8,359 3,532 2,802 1,578 149 298 0
363 California State University, Los Angeles 7,192 6,847 167 4 0 174 0
372 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 6,597 2,635 1,402 1,797 436 327 0
373 California State University, Monterey Bay 6,567 4,341 1,373 643 27 183 0
379 California State University, San Marcos 5,995 4,229 749 190 0 827 0
382 Loyola Marymount University 5,746 1,222 65 3,723 1 735 0
392 Claremont McKenna College 5,303 1,075 0 3,872 0 356 0
393 University of the Pacific 5,291 2,090 1,991 NA 471 735 4
415 University San Francisco 4,301 1,867 106 1,898 126 304 0
418 University San Diego 4,275 1,903 289 1,406 2 646 29
429 Azusa Pacific University 3,673 949 195 2,004 62 463 0
440 Harvey Mudd College 3,512 2,038 0 1,198 55 221 0
447 Santa Clara University 3,329 2,074 71 NA 90 1,094 0
449 Chapman University 3,314 1,733 508 315 77 675 6
453 Pomona College 3,259 1,599 0 921 0 739 0
462 Western University of Health Sciences 3,005 1,300 701 34 369 601 0
470 California State University, Dominguez Hills 2,894 2,689 158 0 4 43 0
475 California Maritime Academy 2,793 1,748 33 451 561 0 0
479 Mills College 2,747 1,058 0 92 0 1,597 0
490 Pepperdine University 2,571 808 13 1,174 18 553 5
493 California State University, Chico 2,492 1,345 465 425 198 54 5
542 California State University, Stanislaus 1,881 1,070 659 13 47 92 0
602 California State University, Bakersfield 1,241 641 71 485 7 37 0
614 California State University, East Bay 1,039 536 493 0 0 10 0
472 Bastyr University 2,844 2,764 0 35 34 0 11
537 Keck Graduate Institute 1,920 1,671 0 65 162 22 0
569 Occidental College 1,592 1,079 171 NA 168 174 0
593 University Redlands 1,381 1,008 130 202 0 29 12
617 Scripps College 1,016 499 0 391 41 85 0
644 Alliant International University 732 17 492 223 0 0 0
  Totals — California 8,385,791 5,094,979 437,001 1,262,095 512,691 746,016 333,009

Federally Funded R&D Centers
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, FFRDC Research and Development Survey, FY 2012.
One FFRDC is located in California. Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in California, the federal government department that sponsors the center, and information about their research spending.
Total Federally Financed
FFRDC Sponsor Location All R&D expenditures Basic research Applied research Development All R&D expenditures Basic research Applied research Development
All FFRDCs     17,446,036 6,139,311 5,361,496 5,945,229 17,006,331 5,998,392 5,162,235 5,845,704
Jet Propulsion Lab. NASA Pasadena, CA 1,493,613 149,361 149,361 1,194,891 1,493,613 149,361 149,361 1,194,891
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. DOE Berkeley, CA 767,554 562,670 204,337 547 710,822 526,010 184,265 547
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. DOE Stanford, CA 329,747 329,747 0 0 324,698 324,698 0 0
Aerospace FFRDC DOD, Air Force El Segundo, CA 39,746 2,650 30,386 6,710 1,351 958 123 270
Arroyo Ctr. DOD, Army Santa Monica, CA 31,278 0 31,278 0 31,278 0 31,278 0
National Defense Research Institute DOD, OSD Santa Monica, CA 53,832 0 53,832 0 53,832 0 53,832 0
Project Air Force DOD, Air Force Santa Monica, CA 41,031 0 41,031 0 41,031 0 41,031 0
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. DOE Livermore, CA 1,353,454 167,151 1,005,345 180,958 1,301,188 164,339 955,891 180,958
      4,110,255 1,211,579 1,515,570 1,383,106 3,957,813 1,165,366 1,415,781 1,376,666

Funded by The State & Local Government

The Details on the institutions receiving the State and Local Government R&D funding.

Higher education R&D expenditures funded by state and local governments, ranked by all R&D expenditures, by R&D field: FY 2012. Reported in 000s, (Dollars in thousands). Data from survey cycle FY 2012, as of 30 October 2013.


Rank Institution All R&D
expenditures
Environmental
Sciences
Life
Sciences
Math &
Computer
Sciences
Physical
Sciences
Psychology Social
Sciences
Sciences,
nec
Engineering All non-S&E
fields
All US Institutions 3,704,365 167,243 2,133,890 73,818 84,821 33,600 164,970 99,140 682,971 263,912
15 University California, Davis 59,920 7,279 30,938 82 0 396 3,432 0 15,172 2,621
16 University California, San Diego 54,974 9,761 38,523 572 1,523 49 247 107 4,192 0
17 University California, Berkeley 54,973 130 15,870 37 983 403 2,396 10,231 20,254 4,669
23 University California, Los Angeles 46,780 2,160 39,863 816 271 298 1,514 0 1,758 100
29 Stanford University 36,465 428 32,467 0 464 0 148 0 2,351 607
30 University California, San Francisco 36,401 0 36,401 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 University California, Office of the President 29,662 0 29,662 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 University Southern California 18,576 1,041 14,760 259 90 0 1,652 0 385 389
53 University California, Irvine 18,315 25 12,292 0 243 176 716 0 4,116 747
81 University California, Riverside 9,402 1,062 2,786 0 0 0 139 0 4,531 884
82 Scripps Research Institute 9,288 0 9,288 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
88 University California, Santa Barbara 8,385 1,055 1,165 1,268 2,086 0 1,694 0 225 892
108 San Diego State University 6,024 18 982 382 91 671 152 0 3,455 273
117 California State University, Sacramento 5,300 76 512 18 0 204 357 391 3,247 495
125 San Jose State University 4,600 2,706 531 0 0 0 0 0 2 1,361
138 University California, Santa Cruz 3,920 1,128 1,543 115 0 0 157 0 977 0
142 California State University, Fullerton 3,777 427 71 46 13 0 839 0 133 2,248
150 University California, Merced 3,370 0 818 34 68 0 230 0 2,220 0
162 National University 3,026 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,026
167 California State University, Fresno 2,802 170 2,560 0 15 0 4 0 19 34
180 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 2,433 75 1,598 16 52 26 99 0 439 128
181 Humboldt State University 2,377 237 1,921 0 4 0 6 0 186 23
192 University of the Pacific 1,991 0 0 0 18 0 752 0 1,189 32
193 California State University, Northridge 1,957 31 762 0 15 0 306 0 0 843
202 California State University, San Bernardino 1,737 91 717 244 4 0 75 0 259 347
213 San Francisco State University 1,543 775 603 76 2 0 63 0 24 0
219 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 1,402 0 1,320 0 0 0 0 0 82 0
220 California State University, Monterey Bay 1,373 1,196 160 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
224 California State University, Long Beach 1,354 34 715 16 87 3 176 8 267 48
247 Loma Linda University 1,124 89 731 0 0 0 0 0 0 304
272 California Institute of Technology 909 787 0 0 0 0 0 0 119 3
281 California State University, San Marcos 749 0 298 0 12 0 353 0 0 86
287 Western University of Health Sciences 701 0 633 0 0 0 0 0 0 68
295 California State University, Stanislaus 659 89 413 26 7 0 6 0 0 118
323 Chapman University 508 0 231 14 0 0 0 0 0 263
326 California State University, East Bay 493 86 379 0 22 0 6 0 0 0
327 Alliant International University 492 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 492
330 California State University, Chico 465 0 409 0 0 0 1 0 55 0
363 University San Diego 289 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 255
386 Naval Postgraduate School 231 0 0 0 0 0 0 231 0 0
392 Azusa Pacific University 195 4 127 3 8 2 7 4 22 18
403 Occidental College 171 65 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
405 California State University, Los Angeles 167 0 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 102
409 California State University, Dominguez Hills 158 0 0 93 0 65 0 0 0 0
418 University Redlands 130 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
429 University San Francisco 106 0 38 4 0 0 0 64 0 0
432 Valparaiso University 101 0 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0
433 Claremont Graduate University 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
454 California State University, Bakersfield 71 0 62 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
461 Loyola Marymount University 65 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
494 California Maritime Academy 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0
523 Pepperdine University 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
455 Santa Clara University 71 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 60 0
  Total 440,128 31,155 282,412 4,138 6,188 2,293 15,527 11,036 65,803 21,576

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